Florida recruiting coordinator, former Gator Aubrey Hill, listed in report of new Miami violations

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami coach Al Golden's second season at the school is beginning much like his first one, with new accusations of rule breaking, the looming threat of serious NCAA sanctions and no apparent end in sight for the long probe into the Hurricanes' compliance practices.

Citing unidentified sources, Yahoo Sports reported Friday that former Miami football employee Sean Allen — who has been linked to one-time booster and now convicted Ponzi scheme architect Nevin Shapiro through the improper-benefits scandal that broke last year — assisted members of Golden's coaching staff with recruiting.

If true, that could be a major NCAA violation by the troubled program.

Miami has been bracing for additional allegations, and was aware that they were coming. In an e-mail, university President Donna Shalala told trustees Thursday that "someone who had a low level position at one time" was expected to allege that Miami assistant coach and former NFL player Micheal Barrow committed recruiting violations.

Yahoo reported that Allen tried to aid both Barrow and former assistant Aubrey Hill, who left the Hurricanes less than a month after Golden was hired and is now the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida, where he was a senior captain on the Gators' 1994 SEC Championship team. It cited Allen's phone records, detailing calls he made to recruits — often moments before or after calling Barrow or Hill.

Earlier Friday, two people with knowledge of the situation said that NCAA investigators visited Miami for several days earlier this month, just the latest round of the lengthy inquiry into the Hurricanes' athletic department.

Shapiro's claims that he provided dozens of Miami athletes and recruits with extra benefits over an eight-year span were published by Yahoo Sports last August.

The university did not have immediate comment Friday.

Some current players were listed as having contact with Allen during their recruiting process, including standout defensive lineman Anthony Chickillo who told the News Sentinel in the wake of Randy Shannon's firing at Miami that he was "looking at" Tennessee before he eventually stuck with his commitment to the Hurricanes.

Chickillo, according to the new Yahoo Sports report, was taken to a strip club on his recruiting visit by former Miami defensive end Olivier Vernon, who decided after last season to skip his final season with the Hurricanes and make himself eligible for the NFL draft. Vernon was one of the players sanctioned by the NCAA last season for accepting money from Shapiro.

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BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

Go gata's..Bwahahahahahaha!!

BigBadVol writes:

The Miami program has always.been dirty.

BigbearVol writes:

I think we dodged a BIG bullet with NOT getting Shannon. He may have nothing to do with this, but anything Miami stinks of rule breaking right now.

RockyToptoNeyland writes:

sweet

keepitreal4vols writes:

No surprise, business as usual in Florida.

tlallman writes:

We could of had Chickillo? Give Miami the death penalty.

GOBIGO72 writes:

one in - one out - we were out - now we're in -this is only the beginning of the wave - in case you're wondering there "FL" - it is a sunami - you have had a good run - enjoy watching The Classics. Need to move your stadium over to the Gulf as the sunsets are so lovely on the Panhandle. Every dog has his day and yours was yesterday...and on...and on...and on...mark this day on your calendar as the beginning of a new dawn - a new day - Cinderella at UCF tonite - you should check it out - it's really good - will be an eternity before their clock strikes midnite. And so it begins.

CroKev writes:

Re, Hill & Florida: Tragic!

GONAVY writes:

in response to GOBIGO72:

one in - one out - we were out - now we're in -this is only the beginning of the wave - in case you're wondering there "FL" - it is a sunami - you have had a good run - enjoy watching The Classics. Need to move your stadium over to the Gulf as the sunsets are so lovely on the Panhandle. Every dog has his day and yours was yesterday...and on...and on...and on...mark this day on your calendar as the beginning of a new dawn - a new day - Cinderella at UCF tonite - you should check it out - it's really good - will be an eternity before their clock strikes midnite. And so it begins.

:)

Bigger_Al writes:

No surprise here. Florida's tradition of cheating is much longer than their tradition of winning.

ivyvol writes:

When does Trooper get caught?

DonK37920 writes:

in response to BigbearVol:

I think we dodged a BIG bullet with NOT getting Shannon. He may have nothing to do with this, but anything Miami stinks of rule breaking right now.

I was all in for Shannon but you are probably right. Dooley has been very diligent when making coaching hires and dishing out discipline. I think his Law background is a plus when he researches and makes these types of decisions.
Muschamp must not have been able to resist hiring this scumbag. It's tempting considering the level of talent in the Miami.
To the people above, the Florida grads who named the Fulmer Cup were right when they coined the award. However, I bet they had no clue how dirty Meyer would become. He set the record for arrests during his tenure and then he hid behind Tebow's reputation to cover it up. Nothing against Tebow because I really admire his character and the way he portrays his Christioan principles. However, Florida was runnning one of the dirtiest and thug ridden programs in history and hid behind Tebows reputation to deflect what was really going on.
I think Dooley and Muschamp both have done a great job at cleaning up their respective programs. They probably both learned it from Saban who is a disciplinarian as well. But for any Florida fan to criticize the Fulmer years for their discipline issues is laughable considering what Meyer did during his brief stint in Gainesville.

DCHess writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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The Fulmer Cup was started by a Floridiot. UT has had some real bandits in the past, but we pale in comparison to the thugs churned out by UFool and UGly.

Bigger_Al writes:

in response to HOW_BOUT_DEM_COWBOYS:

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But true to their tradition, they have been doing so anyway.

Bigger_Al writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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Moron geeks from Florida named the Cup. Obviously, you're such a stupid trailer-park gator that you missed that this is about cheating rather than crime, which Mushchomp's guys evidently excel.

MooseandSquirrelVol writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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A coach who never actually won it.

Volunatic writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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How many times did Fulmer win the Fulmer Cup? (Zero. Never came close, even. How many times has uf finished in the top 5 in arrests?)

Volunatic writes:

in response to ivyvol:

When does Trooper get caught?

Trooper is a very effective recruiter. Is that against the rules?

lstbodeanvol writes:

HEARD HE WAS CAUGHT WITH 85 TICKETS TO A BOY GEORGE CONCERT FOR THE Will Zooker Gators

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